Biologist

Employer
MSC LLC
Location
Bethesda, MD
Posted
Jul 13, 2018
Closes
Jul 16, 2018
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Overview Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities. We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today! Duties & Responsibilities Medical Science & Computing is searching for a Biologist to support the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is full-time, and it is on-site in Bethesda, MD. Duties & Responsibilites : Perform a wide variety of procedures and techniques which may include, but are not limited to: cell culture, clinical/diagnostic microbiology, DNA analysis, DNA isolation, DNA purification, DNA sequencing, flow cytometry, gene cloning, manipulation of radioactive isotopes, natural product isolation, organic synthesis, peptide synthesis, protein analysis, RNA isolation, Western Blots etc. Perform flow cytometric cell sorting and/or analysis of research scientist-supplied samples. Willing to learn principles of molecular biology, genetics, systems biology, cell biology and immunology. Maintain detailed records of experiments and their results and prepare the information resulting from these experiments for presentations at laboratory-wide, NIH-wide, and national and international meetings and for publication. Perform quality control of the laboratory. Generate laboratory records to support laboratory research, and independently performing necessary calculations. Write report(s) of findings, stating methods and procedures, including any modifications employed, specimens and materials involved, and results of experiments. Interpret, evaluate, and discuss the results of each experiment with the supervisor as part of the planning process for subsequent studies, and present these findings in individual weekly meetings with supervisor as well has lab group meetings. Provide training to students and other laboratory personnel in the use of sophisticated laboratory equipment and in the performance of specialized procedures, techniques, etc. Responsible for laboratory upkeep and routine maintenance of equipment. Maintain laboratory supplies and equipment including chemicals, biological materials, etc. required to handle biological materials, carcinogens, recombinant protein materials, acids, biological wastes, etc. Requirements Position Requirements: A Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline with 2+ years of related experience. Advanced degrees are welcome to apply. Knowledge of assay based research In depth knowledge of DNA analysis research Experience using next-gen sequencing for RNA seq research, Western Blots, flow cytometry and microspy techniques Ability to work and communicate effectively with research scientists, developers, faculty and students. NIH experience preferred. Medical Science & Computing is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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